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Count Basie then as now, Count's the king

Keys, Gary. (Added Author). Foster, Frank. (Added Author). Himmelstein, David. (Added Author). Stein, Matt. (Added Author). Basie, Count 1904-1984 (Added Author). Count Basie Orchestra. (Added Author). MVD Visual (Firm) (Added Author). Columbia University. School of the Arts. (Added Author). Barnard College. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kirtland Community College Library ML 422 .B25 C68 2011 30775305471394 Media Library-Circulating Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: videorecording
    1 videodisc (70 min.) : sd., col. w/ b&w seq. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Oaks, PA : distributed exclusively by MVD Visual, c2011.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Music: One o'clock jump -- Jumpin' at the woodside -- Midgets -- Cute -- God bless the child -- Now baby or never -- Fine and mellow -- Corner pocket -- Night in Tunisia -- Lonesome lover blues -- Stormy Monday -- Alright, okay you win -- Everyday I have the blues -- Blues in Hoss' flat -- April in Paris -- Lil' darling -- Who me? -- Shiny stockings / vocals by Ella Fitzgerald with the Count Basie Orchestra.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Music (Shiney stockings) by Frank Foster ; assistant director, David Himmelstein ; videography, Chris Edwards, Bradley Crumb ; sound, Charlie ; sound mixer, Matt Stein ; writers, Gary Keys, David Himmelstein ; editor, Julie Grant ; assistant editor, Nan Zhou ; still photography, Eugenia Morrison ; production assisstant, Okaru Lovelace.
Participant or Performer Note: Interviews with and performances by Count Basie and the Count Basie Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Jerry Lewis, Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Joe Williams, Benny Powell, Joe Wilder, Billie Holiday, George Lewis, Billy Eckstine, Ira Gitler, Lester Young.
Summary, etc.: "Jazz great William "Count" Basie comes back to life in this rich documentary, which traces the history of the pianist, composer, and bandleader over several decades. Filmmaker Gary Keys juxtaposes a roundtable discussion among old cats from the Count Basie Orchestra with recorded performances, including a cameo appearance in the film, 'Blazing saddles.' Archival clips and a gallery of portraits and snapshots shows the ever-smiling face of a man as vivacious as the grooves he delivers--his good humor suffusing the music and the players going at it all around him, from Lester Young to Ella Fitzgerald.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; region 0.
Subject: Basie, Count 1904-1984
Count Basie Orchestra.
Jazz musicians Biography
Pianists United States Biography
Composers United States Biography
African American band directors Biography
Genre: Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Nonfiction films.
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